Perianesthesia and Perioperative 2023 CNE Nursing Conference

Rochester, MN US

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

Central Standard Time Zone

August 15 - 16, 2023, Leighton Auditorium, Second Floor - Siebens Building, Rochester, MN, Central Time Zone

Perianesthesia and perioperative nurses work closely caring for patients on the surgery continuum. This conference will bring both nursing specialties together to educate, collaborate, network, and highlight these nursing specialties together as one. Topics include psychological safety, smoke management, care of the patient of size, communication, several surgical updates, patient positioning, and site infections.

Target Audience

This CNE conference is designed for nurses working in perianesthesia and perioperative care settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

1. Outline nursing roles in perianesthesia and perioperative specialty practice.

2. Describe strategies for effective communication in the perianesthesia and perioperative setting.

3. Identify treatment options for positioning, safety, medications, and infections.



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.75 ANCC
  • 14.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

TimeSession Faculty
7:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast 
7:55 AMWelcome and Announcements 
8:00 AMPerianesthesia and Perioperative Nursing Practice

Alphonzo Baker, DNP, RN, CAPA

9:30 AMThe Impact of Adverse Events on Healthcare Professionals: The Role of Peer SupportRobyn Finney, APRN, CRNA, DNAP
10:30 AMBreak 
10:45 AMUpdates in Opioid ManagementCasey Clements, MD, PhD
11:30 AMERAS Influencers: Perianesthesia/Perioperative Nurses - Critical Members of the Interdisciplinary Team!Jacque Crosson, DNP, MSN, RN, CPAN, FASPAN
12:30 PMLunch - On Your Own 
1:30 PMLaryngotracheal Transplantation and RegenerationDavid Lott, MD
2:00 PMSuccessful Same Day Discharges: Perianesthesia Collaboration is Essential Jacque Crosson, DNP, MSN, RN, CPAN, FASPAN
2:30 PMHazards of Surgical Smoke Dan Wade, BSN, RN, CNOR
3:15 PMBreak  
3:30 PMAnesthesia…Doesn't Everybody Just Go to Sleep?Renee Thies, CRNA, APNP
4:30 PMPatient of Size ProjectKelly Drilling, MSN, RN and Paula Smith, MSN, RN
5:00 PMAdjourn 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

7:00 AMBreakfast 
7:55 AMWelcome Back 
8:00 AMNew Opportunities for Pediatric Scoloisis CareTodd Milbrandt, MD, MS
9:00 AMRegional AnesthesiaMarci Pepper, MD, MS
10:00 AMBreak  
10:30 AMSafe Patient Positioning for Surgical Procedures: Concerns for the Perioperative and Perianesthesia NurseJacque Crosson, DNP, MSN, RN, CPAN, FASPAN
11:30 AMWhere Are You in the Circle?Jody Nation, LPCC, MS
12:30 PMLunch - On Your Own 
1:30 PMFetal Surgery UpdatesMauro Schenone, MD
2:00 PMDecision Making in Pediatric Epilepsy SurgeryKai Miller, MD, PhD
2:30 PMBariatric SurgeryKathreina Greenwell, MD and Kim Noth, RN
3:15 PMBreak  
3:30 PMSurgical Site Infection PreventionElie Berbari, MD; 
Lori Wentz, RN;
Maura McCabe, MSN, RN, CPAN; Michelle L. Meyer, PhD, and Miranda Tesch, CSA
5:00 PMAdjourn 


Leighton Auditorium, 2nd floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic Campus
100 Second Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States


All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


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Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for 14.75 ANCC contact hours. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 14.75 ANCC
  • 14.75 Attendance

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to

If the cancellation is made prior to the start of the activity, a refund less an administration fee of $25 will be issued. If the cancellation is made after the start of the activity, no refund will be issued. All refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment.